2009-2010 session

SB 786 ( Yee )

Civil procedure: attorney's fees and costs.

An act to amend Section 425.16 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil procedure.
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Chaptered Aug. 6, 2009
Secretary of State
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Location: Secretary of State Secretary of State
Aug. 6, 2009
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 65, Statutes of 2009.
 Version: Chaptered
Aug. 5, 2009
Approved by Governor.
July 27, 2009
Enrolled. To Governor at 11:30 a.m.
July 14, 2009
 Version: Enrolled
July 13, 2009
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 66
Noes: 2
Abstain: 11
July 13, 2009
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 66. Noes 2. Page 2479.) To Senate.
June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009
Read second time. To third reading.
June 23, 2009
(Heard in committee on June 23.)
 Vote: Asm Judiciary
Ayes: 9
Noes: 1
Abstain: 0
June 22, 2009
June 8, 2009
To Com. on JUD.
May 28, 2009
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 34
Noes: 0
Abstain: 5
May 28, 2009
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 34. Noes 0. Page 1038.) To Assembly.
May 20, 2009
Read second time. Amended. To third reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
May 19, 2009
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 875.)
May 12, 2009
 Vote: Sen Judiciary
Ayes: 5
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
May 11, 2009
May 8, 2009
Set for hearing May 12.
May 7, 2009
Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
May 6, 2009
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
 Version: Amended Senate
March 19, 2009
To Com. on RLS.
March 2, 2009
Read first time.
Feb. 28, 2009
From print. May be acted upon on or after March 30.
Feb. 27, 2009
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
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A Tireless Fighter for Open Government in California
Voice of OC, April 28, 2011
... r.His experience led the California Legislature, in a bill by Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco, SB 786, to amend the anti-SLAPP law to provide that cases brought under the open government laws, even if SLAPPed out of court on the merits, will not result in an attorney fee de ...

State Senator Leland Yee guest speaker at Pacifica Democrats' meeting
San Jose Mercury News, June 17, 2010
... and other violent criminals by reforming the criminal background check law at youth organizations. SB 786 protects the right of individuals to enforce open government laws without fear of a significant financial burden and ensures that public entities act with greater transparenc ...